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Favorite bottled hoppy offerings from OR and WA

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by hannont, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. hannont

    hannont Aficionado (205) Oregon Feb 9, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'm curious to know what some of your favorite bottled hoppy offerings are from breweries in OR or WA. These beers are generally not my thing, so I haven't tried many of them. I'm looking to pick up a few for a friend from outside the region. I'm not looking for IPA variants exclusively, just beers with a prominent hop profile. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can provide. Cheers!
  2. NWer

    NWer Advocate (740) Washington Mar 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    Into growlers? I'd go with Trickster or Lucille.
  3. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Savant (455) Washington Oct 15, 2008 Beer Trader

    Haven't had it yet, but Double Mountain just released their double ipa, Molten Lava.
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  4. aaronCS

    aaronCS Aficionado (100) Oregon Feb 20, 2012

    I really like Gigantic IPA.
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  5. jamdugan

    jamdugan Savant (270) Oregon Mar 30, 2006 Beer Trader

    Workhorse is solid. Also old Schoolhouse IPA is good.
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  6. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (355) Oregon Jun 2, 2011 Beer Trader

  7. Workhorse IPA (Laurelwood Brewing)
    Apocalypse IPA (10 barell brewing)
    Decanter IPA (good life brewing)
    Total Domination (ninkasi brewing)
    Hopworks IPA (Hopworks brewing HUB)
    Watershead IPA (Oakshire Brewing)
  8. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (355) Oregon Jun 2, 2011 Beer Trader

    Descender :)
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  9. Thanks. Auto correct.
  10. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (610) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    Depends upon what you like in hop character. Hoppiness isn't a flavor. Do you like citrus, pine, earthy, dank, floral, or a combination of two or more of these flavors?

    I like citrus so would go with Hopworks IPA, Workhorse, and HOTD Blue Dot. I sometimes like dank so would go with Fremont Interurban.

    Unfortunately for you, the best OR and WA IPAs are not (yet) bottled or canned - those from Boneyard, Fremont's The Brother and The Sister, Georgetown Lucille, Black Raven Wisdom Seeker (except on rare and very limited occasions), and Elysian Hubris.
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  11. CaptainQ

    CaptainQ Savant (350) Washington Feb 17, 2013

    One of my favorites is brewed and bottled in Poulsbo, WA. Humulo Nimbus IIPA from Sound Brewing.
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  12. hannont

    hannont Aficionado (205) Oregon Feb 9, 2008 Beer Trader

    Thanks for the suggestions y'all. So far I have a growler of Boneyard's Hop Venom, Gigantic IPA, Double Mountain Molten Lava and Good Life's Descender. Tried to get some Washington offerings at By the Bottle in Vancouver but was let down by the selection.
  13. ramnuts

    ramnuts Aficionado (245) Oregon Feb 16, 2009

    the new Workhorse is superb, nearly as good as the OLD Workhorse...and the DIPA on tap at Laurelwood, Megafauna is definitely worth obtaining.
  14. djbreezy

    djbreezy Advocate (530) Washington Dec 16, 2008

    Ninkasi Total Domination and Fort George Vortex are also worthy mentions.
  15. mporter13

    mporter13 Aficionado (175) Oregon Jul 13, 2011

    It was mentioned above, but +1 to Blue Dot. Sometimes the bottle might not be near as good as on tap, but it's a great NW beer.
  16. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Advocate (505) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Boundary Bay IPA
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  17. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (560) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Vortex was soooooooooo juicy. I definitely preferred it to the original, which is weird as the general rule is IPA's are best fresh.